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Hexamethyldisiloxane-modified ZnO-SiO2-coated superhydrophobic textiles for antibacterial application
Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society (2019)
  • Yetria Rilda, University of Andalas
  • Reza Safitri, University of Andalas
  • Yulia Eka Putri, University of Andalas
  • Refinel Refinel, University of Andalas
  • Anthoni Agustien, University of Andalas
  • Wai Loon Leaw, University Technology Malaysia
  • Hadi Nur, University Technology Malaysia
A superhydrophobic cotton textile with high antibacterial properties has been fabricated. The cotton textile was coated through the in situ growth of ZnO-SiO2 nanoparticles in presence of chitosan as the template agent via a hydrothermal process at 95 C. This process was followed by the coating of additional layers of hexadecyltrimethoxysilane (HDTMS). The obtained cotton textile showed antibacterial property against Staphylococcus epidermis and Escherichia coli with inhibition zones up to 18.26 and 8.48 mm, respectively. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) revealed that the coating had a rough surface, which was attributed to the distribution of ZnO-SiO2 nanorods of hexagonal shape. This rough surface creates a superhydrophobic layer that repels the bacteria, as proven by the large water contact angle of approximately 150. Nevertheless, the HDTMS layers prolong the durability of hydrophobicity for up to 3 h.
  • antibacterial textile,
  • E. coli,
  • hydrophobic textile,
  • Staphylococcus epidermis,
  • ZnO-SiO2
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Yetria Rilda, Reza Safitri, Yulia Eka Putri, Refinel Refinel, et al.. "Hexamethyldisiloxane-modified ZnO-SiO2-coated superhydrophobic textiles for antibacterial application" Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society Vol. 66 (2019) p. 594 - 599
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